Jonathan Caswell has joined Influential PR as associate director.

Caswell was most recently communications advisor to Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson. Prior to that he was head of public relations at Liverpool Vision and Marketing Liverpool.

“I am delighted that Jonathan has chosen Influential to further his career. He is an experienced communications professional and will be a great asset to our team. He is highly regarded in the city and wider region and has a large network of contacts in business, politics and the media,” said Sarah Wilde McKeown, managing director at the Liverpool agency.

“His skills and relationships are a great fit for our clients and we’re thrilled to have someone of his calibre and seniority on board.”

During his time with the city, Caswell was responsible for leading the communications during its 6-month presence at the Shanghai World Expo, and the International Festival for Business.

At Influential he will working across B2B, economic development, regeneration and public affairs accounts.